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Car Rental in the United Kingdom

Having a car rental in the United Kingdom allows you to explore the full breadth of what its countries have to offer, from the quaint and bucolic villages of England’s Lake District where a station wagon is a good option, to the vibrant and progressive cities like Liverpool where you may want a sedan, to the seaports in Cornwall. With competitive rates and a wide range of vehicles to choose from, SIXT helps to ensure you have the best car to accommodate your trip. Once you’ve chosen the most suitable option, you’ll have no issue locating it up upon arrival, since SIXT’s many rental locations in the UK are conveniently located at major transportation hubs and near prominent landmarks. 

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SIXT Services in the United Kingdom

When you rent a car in the United Kingdom, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a large range of vehicles. If your plan is to visit more rural areas, you may want to book a premium sedan as a long-term rental to accommodate road trips. If you’re traveling with friends and need a weekly rental to facilitate some city-hopping, opt for a station wagon or van. Travelers planning to clock some hours on the road may want to opt for some bookable extras, including an additional driver and GPS. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting the UK

One-way car rental in the UK

One-way rentals between SIXT stations in the UK are generally allowed with prior approval. An additional fee may apply. 

Car rental without a credit card in the UK

You can rent some car categories using a debit card linked to a major credit card company. However, cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Accepted payment methods

Major credit cards and debit cards linked to a major credit card company are accepted. They must be in the main renter’s name. Some car categories require a credit card for rental. Cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Flexible rental options

We understand that plans may change. Book your rental with the “pay later” option and you can cancel free of charge. 

Car rental under 25 in the UK

The minimum age for a car rental with SIXT in the UK is 21, with a license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have other minimum age requirements. A young driver fee applies to drivers under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in the UK

Non-UK residents need a valid driver’s license plus an ID or passport. UK residents need a valid license plus 2 forms with proof of address that are not more than 3 months old at pickup.  

Best places to visit in the UK

  • Inverness: Located in the bottleneck in the north of Scotland, Inverness is a stunning swath of the country that presents visitors with a range of options for enjoyment. While here, you’ll want to book a tour of one of the many whiskey distilleries. The Scottish are known for their whiskey and their stories, so get ready to enjoy the tales.    
  • Lake District: On the western side of England, just a couple of hours north of Manchester, is the Lake District—a perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts. For aquatic adventure, try Coniston Water, which is a great spot for kayaking and canoeing. For scenic hiking trails, venture to Tarn Hows lake. 
  • Liverpool: The port city of Liverpool sits on England’s west coast facing the Irish Sea. It’s a vibrant area that’s evolved in recent years. With a wealth of great restaurants offering well-crafted meals, it’s a foodie’s paradise. Before dinner, grab tickets to see either Liverpool or Everton, the city’s two English Premier League soccer teams, or maybe take The Beatles private walking tour. 

Winter in the UK

Typically, the winter months in the United Kingdom offer mild temperatures with quite a bit of rain, making indoor activities preferable. Take the time to visit Manchester; the former industrial city has transformed in the last several years into an exciting metropolis rampant with museums, theaters and rich cuisine with an international flair. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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